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Storm Damage May Cause Flooding Problems for Your East Phoenix Home

12/4/2019 (Permalink)

Storms like what we experienced over the Thanksgiving holiday can do a lot of damage when they’re accompanied by an excessive amount of rainfall. The more severe the weather, the more significant the storm damage that results in the affected area of your home, which can cause flooding problems.

Preventative steps can be taken to reduce the risk of these occurrences, such as trimming back trees and cutting off dead limbs, but you cannot avoid damage entirely, especially when the storm doesn’t occur in the normal extreme weather timeframe like monsoon season. And of course, there’s not much you can do to prevent flooding in your home caused by excessive rainfall. Your best solution when storm damage occurs to your Phoenix home is to know who to call to help you address the damage and get the water extracted quickly to prevent further issues to the structure of your home.

Work with a team of experienced professionals

Our experienced SERVPRO team has seen many storm damage occurrences in East Phoenix and all over the Valley and know what it takes to get the job done. They follow a tried and true procedure from beginning to end to ensure your storm damage and subsequent flooding is correctly evaluated and quickly addressed. Our first step is to remove the possibility of more damage occurring by properly covering any holes in your roof or broken glass that may have happened during the storm that is now allowing water in. The process prevents additional water from being able to enter your home, letting the restoration process proceed to deal with the damage. Repairs to the damaged portions of your roof, siding or windows can be dealt with when the severe weather subsides, and the restoration process gets completed.

Getting rid of flood water in your home

Extraction of the water is vital to preventing further structural damages, and based on the location of the affected area, our SERVPRO team utilizes either portable pumps or truck-mounted pumps to address this extraction process. Drying efforts typically get completed with the use of air movers. Infrared scanning is another part of our assessment, to make sure that further water damages are not continuing out of sight.

Taking care of items damaged once the water is extracted

Once the team has completed water extraction, they can turn their attention to restoration. This may include basic repairs such as drywall or carpeting or may be more complicated and requires reconstruction through our building services team. Our service technicians will give you a complete overview of what damage needs to be addressed and how it will be done.

Flooding caused by storm damage may seem unlikely in Arizona, but it can and does happen. If your home experiences storm damage that results in flooding, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of East Phoenix. Our experienced emergency response team can be reached 24/7 at 602-507-6163.

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